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Edited: Feb. 14, 2013

Date: Wednesday-Saturday, Feb. 13-16 Host: Kenyon College Site: C.T. Branin Natatorium, Canton, OH
 

Denison Men and Women Capture Fifth Consecutive NCAC Titles (2/16)

The Denison University men and women successfully won their fifth consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championships at the 29th annual event, hosted by Kenyon College at the C.T. Branin Natatorium, February 13-16.


The Big Red women, who totaled 1,654 points to capture the title, won 12 total events, totaled 26 other top-five finishes, set three NCAC records and eight NCAA 'A' cuts to edge Kenyon for the fifth straight year. The Ladies tallied 1,604.5 points after touching first in eight races, setting four NCAC records and posting nine national qualifying efforts. DePauw finished in third in the women's standings with 904.5, followed by Wooster (792), Wittenberg (766.5), Allegheny (638), Oberlin (516), Ohio Wesleyan (402.5) and Hiram (228).



The Denison men won 10 events en route to earning 1,704 points to edge Kenyon for the fifth-straight year. In addition to the event wins, the Big Red picked up 29 top-five finishes, posted 19 NCAA 'A' cuts and set two conference records. Kenyon earned second place with 1,515 points after winning nine races, posting 14 national qualifying efforts and setting two NCAC benchmarks. DePauw checked in at third in the men's race with 987 points, followed by Wabash (717.5), Wooster (591), Wittenberg (563), Allegheny (505), Oberlin (492), Ohio Wesleyan (413.5) and Hiram (181).

Kenyon senior Hannah Saiz (Plattsburgh, NY/Plattsburgh Sr.) was voted the 2013 NCAC Women's Swimmer of the Year after winning the 100 butterfly (54.74) and 200 butterfly (1:58.98), and also swimming legs on the winning 800 free relay (7:26.75) and 400 medley relay (3:43.37). All four of her times met NCAA 'A' cut standards, while her squads' time in the 800 free relay is now the fastest ever recorded in conference history. In addition, Saiz set the NCAC record in the 200 butterfly during Saturday morning's preliminary session after touching the wall in 1:57.32. Denison freshman Kelly Frazier (Troy, MI/Seaholm) was named the NCAC Female Diver of the Year after finishing first in both the one-meter (438.65) and three-meter (437.15) competitions with NCAA regional qualifying scores.

Kenyon senior Curtis Ramsey (Wilmington, DE/Charter School of Wilmington) was tabbed the 2013 NCAC Men's Swimmer of the Year after posting five event wins and five NCAA 'A' cuts. He captured NCAC titles and individually qualified for the national meet in the 50 freestyle (20.03) and 100 freestyle (44.28), while also earning automatic qualifying times as a member of the winning 200 free relay (1:19.65), 400 free relay (2:56.77) and 400 medley relay (3:17.89). Big Red freshman Ben Lewis (Oak Park, IL/Oak Park-River Forest) was named the Men's Diver of the Year after winning the one-meter competition with an NCAA regional qualifying score of 488.95 and placing fourth on the three-meter board with a qualifying score of 473.90.


DePauw's Adam Cohen was recognized as the NCAC Men's Swimming Coach of the Year for the first in his career after leading the Tigers men's squad to a third-place finish with 987 points, while Denison's Gregg Parini was named the NCAC Women's Swimming  Coach of the Year for the ninth time in his career.

Denison's Jason Glorius took home the NCAC Men's Diving Coach of the Year honor for the third consecutive season and also garnered his third Women's Coach of the Year award after also earning the distinction in 2010 and 2011.

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Denison Men & Women Take Leads Into Final Day Of Competition At 2013 NCAC Swimming & Diving Championships (2/15)

The Denison University men's and women's swimming & diving squads hold the top spots on their respective leaderboards following day three of competition at the 2013 North Coast Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championships. The Big Red men won three events on the evening to stand atop the standings with 1,111.5 points, while the DU women have accumulated 1,162 points after winning four events on Friday night.

On the men's side, Kenyon sits in second with 1,065 points, followed by DePauw (679.5), Wabash (434.5), Wooster (377), Wittenberg (362.5), Allegheny (320), Oberlin (308), Ohio Wesleyan (292) and Hiram (132). The Kenyon Ladies dropped to second place with 1,153.5 points, followed by DePauw (630.5), Wooster (526), Wittenberg (504.5), Allegheny (484), Oberlin (339), Ohio Wesleyan (274.5) and Hiram (168).

The Big Red men opened the night strong by establishing an NCAC record in the 200 medley relay after reaching the wall first with an NCAA 'A' cut time of 1:28.97. Additionally, DePauw and Kenyon also met 'A' cut standards in the event with times of 1:30.13 and 1:30.22, respectively. DePauw captured its first NCAC men's title in school history in the 100 butterfly as sophomore Casey Hooker (Rensselaer, IN/Rensselaer Central) touched the wall first and automatically qualified for the national meet with a time of 48.77. In addition, Denison freshman Andrew Rich (McMurray, PA/Peters Twp.) and Kenyon senior Curtis Ramsey (Wilmington, DE/Charter School of Wilmington) also qualified for the national meet in the 100 fly with times of 48.96 and 49.31, respectively. Kenyon sophomore Austin Caldwell (Loveland, OH/Loveland) touched the wall first in the 200 freestyle with an NCAA 'A' cut time of 1:37.87, while the Denison duo of junior Carlos Maciel (Recife, Brazil/Colegio Marista Sao Luis) (1:37.94) and junior Sean Chabot (Washington, MI/Stoney Creek) (1:38.23) also posted national qualifying times in the event. DU again topped the field in the 100 breast with sophomore Damon Rosenburg (Leesburg, VA/Heritage) posting an NCAA 'A' cut time of 55.45. In the final men's individual event of the night, Kenyon senior Jon Rooker (Forest Grove, OR/Forest Grove) touched the wall first with a national qualifying time of 49.43, while DU senior Quinn Bartlett (Berwyn, PA/Conestoga) also posted an A cut time of 49.67. The men's competition on the night concluded in dramatic fashion as Kenyon swam the fastest time in conference history in the 800 free relay with an NCAA 'A' cut time of 6:38.30, narrowly edging out Denison which finished second and also qualified for the national championships with a time of 6:38.56.

The DU women were victorious in the night's opening event with an NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:43.79 in the 200 medley relay. Big Red sophomore Michelle Howell (Albuquerque, NM/Albuquerque Acad.) {left}, who set the NCAC record in the 200 IM on Thursday evening, followed that performance up with another conference record in the 400 IM, this time touching the wall  first with an NCAA 'A' cut time of 4:21.42. Kenyon got back on top of the podium in the 100 butterfly as senior Hannah Saiz (Plattsburgh, NY/Plattsburgh Sr.) earned the NCAC title with a national championship qualifying time of 54.74, while KC sophomore Hannah Cooper (Houston, TX/Memorial) also booked her ticket to the national meet in the event with a time of 55.27. Denison junior Natalie Lugg (Woodbury, MN/Woodbury) was a double winner on the night as she swam the second leg on the winning 200 medley relay before touching first in the 100 breaststroke with an NCAA 'B' cut time of 1:04.96. The final women's individual event of the evening saw two freshman post NCAA regional qualifying scores on the one-meter board as Denison's Kelly Frazier (Troy, MI/Seaholm) won the event with 438.65 points and Kenyon's Maria Zarka (Kanoehe, HI/Kalaheo) was second with 417.45 points. The KC Ladies closed out the evening with a strong swim as the 800 freestyle relay team comprised of Saiz, freshman Haley Townsend (Greenwood, IN/Center Grove), junior Hilary Yarosh (West Chester, PA/Unionville) and freshman Mariah Williamson (Bothell, WA/Bothell Sr.) surpassed the NCAC record and automatically qualified for the national meet with a time of 7:26.75.

The 2013 NCAC Swimming & Diving Championships continue through Saturday evening. Preliminary events start at 10:00 a.m., while finals begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Kenyon Women And Denison Men Lead After First Full Day Of Competition (2/14)

After 12 total events, the Kenyon women and Denison men have swum out to early leads at the 2013 North Coast Athletic Conference Swimming & Diving Championships. The Ladies won two of the night's five women's events and finished atop the day two leaderboard with 498 points, while the Big Red men won two of the evening's six men's events to finish with 560.5 points.

The Denison women, which won three events on the evening, sit in second place with 494 points, followed by Wittenberg (234), DePauw (230), Wooster (213), Allegheny (206), Oberlin (153), Ohio Wesleyan (97) and Hiram (87). The Kenyon Lords, who won four events on day two, currently sits in second with 442 points, followed by DePauw (299), Wittenberg (177), Oberlin (173), Wooster (164.5), Allegheny (149), Wabash (148), Ohio Wesleyan (127) and Hiram (90).

The Denison women opened the meet by winning the 200 freestyle relay with an NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:33.35. The  Ladies posted their first victory of the evening in the 500 freestyle as freshman Mariah Williamson (Bothell, WA/Bothell Sr.) touched the wall first in an NCAA 'B' cut time of 4:54.89. The Big Red got back in the winners circle in a big way in the 200 IM as sophomore Michelle Howell (Albuquerque, NM/Albuquerque Acad.) posted the fastest time in NCAC history in the event after clocking an NCAA 'A' cut time of 2:04.02. DU continued its winning ways in the 50 free after freshman Ashley Yearwood (Hamilton Parish, Bermuda/Baylor School) topped the field with an NCAA 'B' cut time of 23.65. The final women's event of the evening saw Kenyon touch first in the 400 medley relay with an NCAA qualifying time of 3:43.37.

For the men, Kenyon kicked off the evening session strong by earning an NCAA 'A' cut in the 200 freestyle relay after touching the wall in 1:19.65. The Lords kept their momentum going into the 500 free as sophomore Joe Guilfoyle (Pittstown, NJ/Delbarton/Peddie (NJ)) earned the victory with an NCAA 'B' cut time of 4:30.03. DU picked up its first victory of the evening in the 200 IM with junior Carlos Maciel (Recife, Brazil/Colegio Marista Sao Luis) {right} surpassing the previous NCAC record after clocking a national championship qualifying time of 1:50.03. In addition, Denison junior Spencer Fronk (Greenwood Village, CO/Cherry Creek) and Kenyon sophomore Austin Caldwell (Loveland, OH/Loveland) also established NCAA 'A' cuts in the 200 IM with times of 1:50.03 and 1:50.37, respectively. A trio of KC student-athletes established national qualifying time standards in the 50 free, including senior Curtis Ramsey (Wilmington, DE/Charter School of Wilmington) (20.03), junior Ian Richardson (Mt. Vernon, OH/Mt. Vernon) (20.28) and senior Ian Stewart-Bates (Moreland Hills, OH/University School) (20.37). In the final men's individual event of the night, Denison freshman Ben Lewis (Oak Park, IL/Oak Park-River Forest) captured the NCAC title with an NCAA regionally qualifying score of 488.5. The night concluded with Kenyon establishing the NCAA record in the 400 medley relay with an NCAA 'A' cut time of 3:17.89, while Denison also automatically qualified for the national meet in the event with a time of 3:18.81.

The 2013 NCAC Swimming & Diving Championships continue through Saturday evening. Preliminary events start at 10:00 a.m. both days, while finals begin at 6:30 p.m.

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Allegheny Women Lead 2013 NCAC Swimming & Diving Championships After One Event (2/13)

The Allegheny College women's team leads the 2013 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) Swimming & Diving Championships with 103 points following Wednesday evening's women's three-meter diving competition at the C.T. Branin Natatorium. Denison sits in second with 57 points, followed by DePauw (46), Kenyon (43), Wittenberg (30) and Oberlin (23), while Hiram, Ohio Wesleyan and Wooster have yet to score.

Denison freshman Kelly Frazier (Troy, MI/Seaholm) captured the title on the three-meter board with a score of 437.15. Frazier is now the sixth Big Red women's diver in a row to capture the NCAC title on the three-meter board. CLICK HERE to listen to Frazier's post-event interview with NCAC Assistant Executive Director, Russell Kramer.

Kenyon freshman Maria Zarka (Kanoehe, HI/Kalaheo) was second with 399.75 points, while the Allegheny duo of junior Emily Capone (Johnson City, NY/Johnson City) and freshman Erica Salizzoni (McMurray, PA/Peters Twp.) finished third and fourth, respectively, with scores of  361.05 and 360.70. Denison sophomore Sterling Keiser (Kalamazoo, MI/Cranbrook Kingswood) rounded out the top five in fifth-place with a score of 330.00.

Visit the championship website for complete results from day one: (Kenyon Site)

The 2013 NCAC Swimming & Diving Championships continue through Saturday evening. Preliminary events start at 10:00 a.m. both days, while finals begin at 6:30 p.m.

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2013 NCAC Swimming & Diving Championships Preview

The 29th annual North Coast Athletic Conference Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships will be held February 13-16 at C.T. Branin Natatorium, in Canton, Ohio. The 2013 meet, hosted by Kenyon, is held at an off-campus site to accommodate overwhelming spectator response to the top NCAA Division III swimming and diving conference championship.

The Denison men’s and women’s squads are the four-time defending champions. The Denison men are the only team to defeat Kenyon at the NCAC meet, claiming titles in 1997, and 2009-2012. The Denison women snapped the Ladies’ 19-year hold on the crown in 2004 and have gone on to win four straight titles, 2009-2012. Overall, Kenyon has won 23 of the 28 NCAC titles contested in both men’s and women’s competition.  Note:  The women’s 3-meter diving preliminaries and finals will be conducted on Wednesday, February 13th, at 7:00 p.m. 

Founded in 1983, the North Coast Athletic Conference consists of 10 academically selective colleges and universities - Allegheny College, Denison University, DePauw University, Hiram College, Kenyon College, Oberlin College, Ohio Wesleyan University, Wabash College, Wittenberg University and the College of Wooster along with affiliate member Earlham College (field hockey). The NCAC sponsors 23 championship sports, 11 for men and 12 for women.

Women's Team Previews

DENISON senior Alyssa Swanson (Aurora, CO/Regis Jesuit) is the three-time defending conference champion in the 200 free. The four-time national champion holds the conference record in the 200 free (1:49.10), which she set at the 2010 championships. Swanson currently holds the second-fastest time to date in the NCAC in the 200 free, as she clocked a 1:50.61 at the Miami (OH) Invitational. Junior Lindsay Zeberlein (Highlands Ranch, CO/Mtn. Vista), who is a seven-time All-American, is expected to compete for the conference title in the 200 back, as she holds the top conference time to date in the event after touching the wall in 2:02.06 at the Miami Invitational. Sophomore Michelle Howell (Albuquerque, NM/Albuquerque Acad.) appears to be primed to capture her first conference title this season as she enters the meet with the top time in the league to date in both the 200 IM (2:05.08) and the 400 IM (4:21.01).

KENYON senior Hannah Saiz (Plattsburgh, NY/Plattsburgh), who is the defending NCAC champion in both the 100 fly and 200 fly, currently owns the top times in the league in both events, clocking a 54.36 in the 100 and a 1:57.88 in the 200, both at the KC Total Performance Sports Camps Invitational. The 14-time All-American currently holds the conference benchmark in the 200 fly after touching the wall first with a time of 2:01.80 at the 2011 NCAC Championships. Junior Hillary Yarosh (West Chester, PA/Unionville) will look to capture her first conference title in a sprint freestyle event, as she currently holds the top NCAC times in the 50 free (23.80), the 100 free (51.20) and the 200 free (1:50.23). Senior Kate Haller (Mentor, OH/Mentor), who is a six-time All-American, also aims for her first individual event conference title as she currently holds the league's top time in the 100 back (55.79) and has the second-fastest time in the 200 back (2:03.99).

WOOSTER senior Kate Hunt (Columbia, MO/Rock Bridge), who finished third in both the 100 and 200 butterfly events at the 2012 NCAC Championships, looks to excel in both of the events again this season as she currently holds the NCAC's third-best time in the 200 fly (2:05.53) and the sixth-fastest time in the 100 fly (56.63). The Fighting Scots will also look to senior Samira El-Adawy (Cairo, Egypt/Lycee du Sacre Coeur) for leadership this year as she currently holds the 10th best time in the league in both the 200 IM (2:11.05) and the 400 IM (4:38.19). Additionally, sophomore Morgan Hughes (Chico, CA/Chico) has performed strong in the sprint freestyle events this season as she owns Wooster's top time in the 100 free (53.11) and the second-best time in the 50 free (24.60).

DEPAUW enters the 2013 NCAC Championships with an extremely young squad, led by freshman Caroline Bridges (Mequon, WI/Univ. School of Milwaukee) who looks to excel in sprint freestyle events as she currently sits in the top-10 in the league in all three categories. Bridges is fourth in the 100 free (52.36), seventh in the 50 free (24.26) and 10th in the 200 free (1:56.21). Junior Allison Kirby (Leawood, KS/Shawnee Mission East) is also primed for a successful meet as she currently ranks seventh in the league in the 100 breast (1:07.74) and eighth in the 200 breast (2:28.07).

WITTENBERG junior Molly Gustafson (W. Hartford, CT/Conard), who finished third in the 100 breast at the 2011 NCAC Championship, aims to again succeed in the breaststroke events in 2013 as she enters the meet with the second-fastest time in the league in the 100 (1:05.47) and the third-best time in the 200 (2:24.83). Senior Jane Tsivitse (Wyoming, OH/Wyoming) looks to garner All-NCAC accolades in the butterfly events as she currently holds the league's eighth-best time in the 100 (57.44) and the ninth-fastest time in the 200 (2:09.40). In addition, junior Sarah Wilson (Centennial, CO/Arapahoe) is currently 11th in the league in the 200 back (2:07.11) and12th in the 100 back (58.65), while freshman Dani Lacy (Louisville, KY/Louisville Collegiate School) enters her first NCAC Championship with the leagues' 12th-best time in the 100 free (53.08) and the 13th-fastest showing in the 50 free (24.38).

ALLEGHENY junior diver Emily Capone (Johnson City, NY/Johnson City), who finished second in the three-meter competition and third on the one-meter board a year ago, enters this year's meet with her eyes set on a conference title. The junior set her top scores of the season at the Allegheny Tri-Meet, posting a score of 293.15 on the one-meter board and a tally of 286.75 on the three-meter board. The Gators also look to get strong performances from senior Joanna Wieckowska (Oldsmar, FL/East Lake) in the backstroke events and junior Lauren Krowitz (Pittsburgh, PA/City Charter) in the breaststroke events. In addition, senior Lauren Karl (Rochester, NY/Brighton) enters the meet as Allegheny's top distance freestyle swimmer with a season benchmark of 5:18.12 in the 500 and 18:18.92 in the 1650.

OBERLIN will bring an abundance of youth to the 2013 NCAC Championships as the Yeowomen's roster breakdown includes two seniors, two juniors, seven sophomores and 11 freshmen. Rookie Regan Samma (Montclair, NJ/Montclair) enters the meet with the team's top in-season time amongst conference foes, as she currently claims the NCAC's 10th-fastest time in the 200 breast (2:29.27). In addition, sophomore Simone Christen (Princeton, NJ/Princeton Day) currently ranks 14th in the league in the 200 fly (2:12.09).

OHIO WESLEYAN junior Katie Helfrich (Marysville, OH/Marysville) enters the 2013 meet as the Battling Bishops' top breaststroker with season-best times of 1:09.56 in the 100 and 2:33.78 in the 200. Freshman sensation Jessica Ward (Delaware, OH/Home School) will also look to make an immediate impact in her first-ever NCAC championship meet. Ward will enter the meet as the squad's top performer in seven different events, including the 100 free (55.20), 200 free (1:59.32), 500 free (5:26.06), 100 back (59.25), 200 back (2:09.25), 100 fly (59.21) and the 200 IM (2:14.81). In addition, look for OWU freshman Lyssa Matzat (Greenwood, IN/Center Grove) to make a splash in both the women's one-meter and three-meter diving events.   

HIRAM will also enter the 2013 NCAC Championships with an extremely young squad, carrying just two seniors on the roster, including Jessica Gruden (Sagamore Hills, OH/Western Reserve) and Meraya Mitchell (Chicago, IL/Von Steuben Metro). However, a pair of underclassmen have shined for the Terriers this season as sophomore Rachel Buckley (Amherst, OH/Elyria Catholic) holds the team's top times to date in the 50 free (26.86), 100 free (58.24), 100 back (1:08.20), 200 back (2:27.95) and 200 IM (2:28.98), while freshman Rachel Patten (Castalia, OH/Margaretta) carries Hiram's top times in the 200 free (2:09.27), 500 free (5:40.34), 1650 free (19:27.55), 200 fly (2:38.10) and the 400 IM (5:09.09).

Men's Team Previews

DENISON senior Quinn Bartlett (Berwyn, PA/Conestoga), the two-time defending NCAC Champion in the 200 back, will look to once again defend his title in 2013 as he enters the meet with the league's second-fastest time after clocking a 1:47.71 at the Miami (OH) Invitational. However, Bartlett will have internal competition in the backstroke events as junior Sean Chabot (Washington, MI/Stoney Creek) enters the meet with the NCAC's top time in both the 100 back (49.09) and the 200 back (1:47.54). Eight-time All-American and two-time NCAC 1650 freestyle champion Al Weik (Lebanon, PA/Cedar Crest) will once again look to compete for NCAC titles in distance freestyle events this year as he currently ranks first in the league in the 500 (4:30.89) and second in the 1650 (15:36.77). Junior Jackson Humphrey (Westerville, OH/Columbus Acad.), a four-time All-America, ranks in the top-five in the NCAC in four separate events, including the league's top mark in the 200 IM (1:51.29). In addition, senior Gabe Dixson (New Albany, OH/New Albany) is the two-time defending NCAC Champion in both the one- and three-meter diving competitions.

KENYON will look for strong senior leadership from Jimmy Chapman (Sandusky, OH/Perkins), Jon Rooker (Forest Grove, OR/Forest Grove) and Ian Stewart-Bates (Moreland Hills, OH/University School). Stewart-Bates, a 16-time All-American, is expecting to post strong finishes in the sprint freestyle events, as he currently holds the conference's top time in both the 50 (20.57) and 100 (44.24). Rooker, a five-time All-American, looks to produce points for the Lords in the backstroke events, entering the meet with the league's fourth-best time in the 200 (1:50.87) and the sixth-best clocking in the 100 (51.01). Chapman, an eight-time All-American, has shown his versatility throughout the year as he owns the NCAC's top time in the 100 fly (49.01), the third-best time in the 100 back (49.92) and the fifth-fastest time in the 200 IM (1:53.84). Finally, junior Andrew Chavalier (Golden, CO/Home School) has a strong hold on the distance freestyle events for the Lords as he currently ranks first in the league in the 1650 (15:34.90) and third in the 500 (4:31.40). The junior also holds the NCAC's top time in the 400 IM this season after clocking a 3:54.19 at the KC Total Performance Sports Camps Invitational.

DEPAUW, which showed its strength in the pool a year ago by finishing third in its first-ever NCAC Championship meet, will look for a strong performance from sophomore Casey Hooker (Rensselaer, IN/Rensselaer Central). Hooker, who finished third in the 500 free a year ago, currently sits in the top-10 in the league in three freestyle events, including fifth in the 500 (4:33.82), fifth in the 200 (1:41.27) and seventh in the 100 (46.18). In addition, Hooker owns the NCAC's fourth-best time in the 100 fly (49.54) and the sixth-best showing in the 200 fly (1:54.93). Junior Matt Kukurugya (Crown Point, IN/Crown Point) has consistently been at the top of the field in the breaststroke events this season as he currently owns the NCAC's fifth-best time in the 100 (57.91) and the seventh-fastest time in the 200 (2:08.07). Finally, junior Matt Gleason (New Albany, OH/New Albany), who placed third in both the 200 IM and 200 fly a year ago, will once again provide versatility for the Tigers in the pool.

WABASH enters the 2013 NCAC Championships with an extremely young and inexperienced squad with just two seniors and three juniors on the roster, compared to eight sophomores and nine freshman. Rookie Jack Belford (Carmel, IN/Carmel) looks to capture points for the Little Giants in the distance freestyle events as he enters the meet ranked sixth in the league in the 1650 (16:33.55) and 15th in the 500 (4:45.76). Sophomore Carter Adams (Fairfield, OH/Fairfield) has been strong this season in the butterfly and individual medley events, boasting the team's top time on the year in the 100 fly (52.56), 200 fly (1:55.36) and the 200 IM (1:59.29), while sophomore Jake Childress (Pendleton, IN/Pendleton Hts.) is expected to perform strong in the backstroke events. Childress enters the meet with Wabash's top time in the 100 back (52.95) and the squad's third-best time in the 200 back (1:58.28).

ALLEGHENY senior Brandon Intrieri (Erie, PA/McDowell), who finished third in the 100 fly a year ago, once again ranks among the league's top 100 butterfly swimmers as he enters the meet with the fifth-fastest time in the event after clocking a 49.58 at the Wooster Invitational. In addition, Intrieri has also added the sprint freestyle events to his repertoire this season as he currently ranks fifth in the league in the 50 free (20.82) and sixth in the 100 free (46.11). The Gators will also be looking for a strong showing from sophomore Kevin Crooks (Washington, PA/Trinity) who enters this winter's event as the squad's top swimmer in the 200 fly (2:00.10), 200 IM (2:02.99) and the 400 IM (4:20.64). Sophomore Grant Richman (Chatsworth, CA/Granada Hills) looks to produce points for Allegheny in the distance freestyle events as he currently holds the NCAC's ninth-best time in the 1650 (16:46.35).

OBERLIN expects to once again get strong production from sophomore Chris McLauchlan (East Lansing, MI/Haslett) in the diving well after he finished third on both the one- and three-meter boards a year ago. In the pool, the Yeomen will look for strong production from sophomores Chris Ayoub (Cypress, TX/Cypress Woods) and Jack Redell (Brooklyn, NY/Polytech Country Day) as well as freshman Marshall Waller (Marietta, GA/Alan C. Hope). Ayoub currently holds the squad's top times in the 200 free (1:51.98), 500 free (4:57.14), 1650 free (17:39.70) and the 400 IM (4:26.79). Redell owns the Yeomen's top breaststroke times with a clocking of 1:03.64 in the 100 and 2:26.05 in the 200, while Marshall carries Oberlin's top time in the 100 back (54.56), 200 back (1:59.33), 100 fly (54.01) and the 200 IM (2:05.37).

WITTENBERG will also enter the meet with a young and inexperienced squad as the Tigers' current roster includes three seniors, three juniors, eight sophomores and five freshman. Sophomore A.J. Burt (Wyoming, OH/Wyoming) enters the meet as the Tigers' most productive swimmer in 2013; he holds the squad's top time in four different events, including the 200 free (1:46.44), 500 free (4:57.10), 100 breast (59.01) and the 200 IM (1:57.30). Freshman Steve Stuthers (Pittsburgh, PA/Central Catholic) carries Wittenberg's top time in both the 100 (55.17) and 200 (2:00.13) backstroke events, while sophomore James Dumstorf (Louisville, KY/St. Xavier) currently holds the NCAC's fourth-fastest time in the 200 breast after clocking a 2:07.54 at the DePauw Invitational.

WOOSTER senior Peter Parisi (Portland, OR/Stevenson) will provide senior leadership both in and out of the pool for the Fighting Scots at the 2013 NCAC Championships. The senior currently owns the squad's top time this year in four different events, including the 50 free (21.27), 100 free (47.91), 100 breast (56.99) and the 100 fly (49.83). Sophomore Brian Maddock (Elyria, OH/Elyria) will be expected to excel in 2013 as he holds the Fighting Scots' top times this season in the 1650 free (17:47.27), 200 fly (2:00.63) and 400 IM (4:27.60), while senior Alex LaJoie (Evanston, IL/Evanston Twp.) owns the team's top time in the 200 IM (1:56.40), 100 back (51.42) and 200 back (1:52.81). 

OHIO WESLEYAN enters the 2013 NCAC Championships with high expectations for junior Sean Anthony (Coldwater, OH/Coldwater) and sophomore Matthew Mahoney (Nashua, NH/Phillips Acad.). Anthony currently holds the Battling Bishops' top time this season in four different events; the 200 breast (2:15.04), 1650 free (17:42.00), 100 back (57.16) and 200 back (2:03.78). Mahoney owns the squad's top time in the 200 free (1:47.23), 500 free (4:57.83), 100 breast (1:00.18), 200 IM (2:00.47) and the 400 IM (4:23.55). In addition, sophomore Marcus Ramirez (Ukiah, CA/Ukiah) posted OWU's top times in the butterfly events with a time of 54.91 in the 100 and a clocking of 2:07.81 in the 200.

HIRAM will rely on a trio of upperclassmen, senior James DeGroff (Cuyahoga Falls, OH/Cuyahoga Falls) and juniors Ryan Astalos (Bainbridge, OH/Kenston) and Job Fields (Chillicothe, OH/Chillicothe), to lead the Terriers at the NCAC Championships. DeGroff is the Terriers' top sprint freestyler as he holds the squad's top time on the year in the 50 free (22.23) and 100 free (50.31), while Astalos holds Hiram's top time in the 200 free (1:57.13) and the 200 IM (2:14.35). Fields has been Hiram's most dominant and versatile swimmer this year as he leads the team in five different events, including the 500 free (5:25.87), 1650 free (18:58.55), 100 back (1:02.03), 200 back (2:13.98) and 400 IM (4:43.10).